Cannabidiol or CBD has proven to have many benefits since research and extensive studies started on it in 1946 after it being discovered in 1940. It is one of the 100+ cannabinoids extracted from Cannabis Sativa and has numerous health and wellness benefits. Due to these benefits, there is a range of products available in the market which is infused with CBD. Among its range of organic products falls CBD toothpaste. In this article, we will discuss all about CBD toothpaste. Let’s start from the basics.
What is CBD?
Cannabis Sativa or hemp is the plant from which cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids are extracted. It contains cannabinoids like Cannabinol (CBN), Cannabichromene (CBC), Cannabigerol (CBG), Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), and Cannabidiol (CBD), etc. The extracts also contain terpenes like Limonene, Pinene, Myrcene, Linalool, Humulene, etc, and flavonoids like Quercetin, Apigenin, Cannaflavin A. Each of these natural chemical compounds has its unique benefits and importance.
CBD as detailed above is just one of the many cannabinoids present in the extracts from hemp plants. It is extremely efficient in reducing inflammation and pain in the body and also has mental wellness benefits like reduction in anxiety and stress and other related conditions. It is extracted in three types using CO2 or other non-toxic methods of extraction.
- Full-spectrum CBD containing all of the cannabinoids, flavonoids, terpenes, and other naturally occurring chemical compounds. It also contains THC below 0.3% as per FDA regulations (THC is used for recreational purposes and has psychoactive or mind-altering effects. The limitation is set for the full-spectrum CBD-based products not to be abused or misused.)
- Broad-spectrum CBD containing everything from the full-spectrum version minus the THC.
- CBD isolate containing only CBD and no other extracted natural chemical compounds.
What is CBD Toothpaste?
Most manufacturers use broad-spectrum CBD and combine it with other organic ingredients to make CBD toothpaste. It strengthens gums, fights bacteria and plaque, and reduces inflammation in the gums. The composition of CBD toothpaste depends on the manufacturer and intended use.
Some may want to fight tooth decay, gum problems, or sensitivity. Some may want clean white sparkling teeth. As an example, Oley Hemp uses broad-spectrum CBD and other essential oils. It helps maintain Hydroxyapatite which is also known as bone mineral and is a very important component of dental enamel. Additionally, it is peppermint flavored for fresh breath. It is also 100% fluoride, paraben, and cruelty-free and uses no foaming agents like SLS and sulfate. It is antiplaque and whitens teeth naturally.
What are its benefits?
Here are 5 major benefits of using CBD Toothpaste.
1. Eliminate decay-causing bacteria
Streptococcus mutans and streptococcus sobrinus are bacteria that cause tooth decay along with others. There are also healthy bacteria present in our oral and digestive systems. Anti-bacterial solutions can remove bacteria but the problem is they tend to remove all bacteria. After removal, the harmful bacteria tend to attack first and take over leaving no chance for the good bacteria. Research done by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) reveals that CBD can efficiently remove the bad bacteria and not eradicate the good ones. This reduces the chances of tooth or gum decay and fights cavities.
2. Reducing inflammation
As per a study conducted by the Centers of Disease Control (CDC), more than 50% of Americans over 30 have gum problems. Initially, gum diseases appear like bleeding, soreness, and inflammation but as it gains momentum it creates bone and tooth loss. Research done on CBD has proven that it can diminish inflammation from periodontal disease, thus contributing valuably to better oral health and hygiene and strengthens gums.
3. Overall health
A report from the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) says that bacteria was thought to be the factor that linked periodontal disease to other health conditions. However, it has been found that inflammation is the root cause. Timely treatment of inflammation can not only provide relief from periodontal disease but also chronic inflammatory problems. AAP links periodontal disease with osteoporosis, cancer, respiratory problems, cardiovascular disease, and even diabetes among others.
4. Improve remineralization and restore pH
As the oral bacteria break down carbohydrates like sugars they cause the pH balance of your mouth to drop causing an abundance of acids that strips the teeth of their essential minerals. This causes tooth decay. At the same time when teeth absorb the salivated minerals, they grow stronger in a pH-balanced environment. The anti-bacterial properties of CBD help maintain the pH balance and keep it neutral for teeth to become stronger.
5. Bone loss reduction from gum diseases
Loss of bone-related gum problems can only be repaired with surgery. If you have a problem with gums or bones you should get an oral check done as quickly as possible. Research on CBD indicates that people using CBD treatment lose less bone than those without it. Even in as few as 30 days, a noticeable difference can be seen.
CBD toothpaste is one of the most effective and overall health and wellness products available currently. Using it has proven to have considerable benefits in oral health and reduces problems with teeth, gums, and oral hygiene. Before you buy make sure you choose a reputed manufacturer who grows their hemp without any harmful toxins and has quality control certifications from third-party labs.